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'''Villanova University''' is a private research university located in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania|Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia|Archdiocese of Philadelphia in the United States. Named after Thomas of Villanova|Saint Thomas of Villanova, the school is the oldest Catholic university in the Commonwealth (U.S. state)|Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine, the university traces its roots to St. Augustine Church, Philadelphia|old Saint Augustine's Church, Philadelphia, which the Augustinian friars founded in 1796, and to its parish school, Saint Augustine's Academy, which was established in 1811. ''U.S. News & World Report'' ranks Villanova as tied for the 50th best National University in the U.S. for 2017. The university is a member of the Augustinian...
Latin nameUniversitas Villanovana
MottoVeritas, Unitas, Caritas ({{small|Latin}})
MottoengTruth, Cooperation|Unity, Charity (virtue)|Charity''
Established1842
TypePrivate
Former namesAugustinian College of Villanova (1842-1845)
Villanova College (until 1953)
AffiliationRoman Catholic
(Order of Saint Augustine)
Endowment$551.0 million (2016)As of June 30, 2016. {{cite web |url=http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/EndowmentFiles/2016-Endowment-Market-Values.pdf |title=U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2015 to FY 2016 |publisher=National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute |year=2017}}
PresidentPeter M. Donohue|Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A.
CityVillanova, Pennsylvania|Villanova
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*credit:* r. saffer (villanova university [ http://www.vill.edu ]), d. zurek (stsci [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) and nasa [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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